Abandoned America: our strange & forgotten past

How to rearrange photos in an albumYears ago, my father — who loved to ride the Philadelphia trolleys — went looking for a trolley museum. He and my uncle came back laughing with reports of trees growing up between the trolleys.

Today, the forest has grown more dense. Abandoned America features evocative photos of our abandoned past including trolleys, planes, buildings and more. Enjoy!

Abandoned America Photos

How to download photos from Verizon

When Verizon notified me that they would delete my photos, I was surprised because I didn’t remember storing them there. It turns out that Verizon also offers a photo service: for one TB of storage, it’s $119.88 a year; prints are 19 cents each plus shipping. By comparison, dotphoto offers unlimited storage, 8 cent prints and free shipping on orders over $10 — and more services all the time for just $1.67 a month.

One month of Verizon’s TB storage = One year of dotphoto service! Here’s how to save some money on your Verizon account…

To download from Verizon:

  1. Sign into your account at verizonwireless.com
  2. Search for “cloud”
  3. Tap the cloud icon
  4. Hover on the Photos & Videos button, and choose photos
  5. Select all photos
  6. Tap the Download down-arrow button.
Your photos will download as a zip file.

Toys R Us Slideshow

iPhone 8, 8Plus, and X coversGenerations of us have shopped at Toys R Us. We have marveled at the variety of toys, gaped at the displays, bought bikes and beds, and argued with our children over whether they really needed the latest toy trend.

When we heard Toys R Us was closing for good, we thought, “There may never be another retail store like this. Let’s take some pictures while we still can.” So here is our homage to Toys R Us, the generations who loved it, and the time we spent dreaming there.

How to re-arrange photos in a dotphoto album

How to rearrange photos in an albumTo re-arrange the order of photos in any dotphoto album, choose the Organize menu on the left and then Sort Album. Under the Sort Album, you can automatically sort by photo title, date or upload date — or you can manually drag-and-drop photos to whatever order you want.

This is particularly helpful when making a dotphoto slideshow.

More info on re-arranging photos

How to make a dotphoto slideshow

Dotphoto Safeguards Your Data.

iPhone 8, 8Plus, and X coversThis week’s news has devoted a great deal of time to the scandal in which Internet data was sold and shared with political campaigns. Some of you have called to ask about dotphoto’s data policies. If you missed this news cycle, here is a simple explanation:

dotphoto does not sell data to anyone because we have a different business model. We sell a photo service that includes:
  • Safeguarding your data. Your data is yours. We don’t sell your data unless you ask us to sell your photos, and then we send you money.
  • No ads among your photos.
  • 8 cent prints, $49 off premium books, and wholesale prices on other customized photo goods
  • Free shipping on orders of $10 or more (That’s huge.)
  • Original storage of the entire image up to 20MB (We don’t down-size your photos.)
  • Unlimited storage
  • Satisfaction guaranteed
  • You can call us on the phone. If you don’t get us instantly, we usually call back in an hour.
  • Lots more that you can read about here — and we’re adding to this list all the time.
dotphoto is a straightforward photo service that — for less than a cup of Starbucks a month — provides more value than free services and never sells your data.

Link to dotphoto & get $5 for every join!

Dog TwinningEmail us at paylink@dotphoto.com with your dotphoto login and the subject “Send my dotphoto link!”
We will create a code that you can use in a link like this:


Use that link on your web site to direct people to dotphoto.

Our system tracks the origin of people who join dotphoto, and will pay you $5 for each new member.

How to place large orders on dotphoto

iPhone 8, 8Plus, and X coversOne of the most frequent questions our customers ask is, “How large is the largest order?” About 1000 photos at a time, which, if you’re a club member and use the Reader Reward in every newsletter, only costs 7.6 cents per 4×6 print including shipping.

Most large orders include adding entire albums at a time. From the album page, note that each album tells you how many photos are in the album in the upper right corner of the first photo. In the example here, one album has 135 photos and another has 15 photos.

  1. Select the albums you want to add by tapping the select box under the album.
  2. Tap the Shop button in the left column
  3. If you are ordering prints, tap the Prints button and the size of the print you want.

If you would like special organization for your photos, you can label them with numbers, codes or names, and then use the back-printing procedure to print those codes on the back. The codes let you sort and organize as your photos as you like.  How to use Back-Printing

After you upload your photos, you can change the titles that will appear on the back of your photos if you have turned on back-printing.  How to edit the titles of your photos

More info on placing large orders up to 1000 photos at a time